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Built in 1878, this beautiful traditional two storey Santorini mansion is located in the heart of the picturesque village of Megalochori. Villa Vinsanto has the distiction of being once owned by one of the most powerful families on the island. At the turn of the century the first floor would have been occupied by the family with the ground floor serving as the winery and cellar. The Vinsanto produced was exported to Russia, where it was used by the Russian Orthodox Church for Holy Communion. The Russian Revolution had a big impact on the wealth of families in this once flourishing village.
The original structure has been sensitively renovated, and has been restored to its original splendour, retaining the original layout and traditional features. Villa Vinsanto consists of two spacious self-contained units with a shared pool and it is tastefully decorated with fine antique pieces of furniture. From the village square a small winding road leads you to the property. Large families or a group of friends that may require two independent properties will find this the perfect solution without compromising privacy and comfort. Combined, Villa Vinsanto can accommodate up to 10 guests.
Included in the rate are: Taxes, transfer to/from airport to villa, one 5-seat car rental, two hours of daily housekeeping, Consierge service, and use of a complementary cell phone.
Available upon request (at extra charge): Grocery shopping and delievery, Internet access at office, private chef, private masseuse, and private tour guide & boat charters.
NOTE: THIS PROPERTY CAN BE RENTED FOR LONG WEEKENDS (MINIMUM 3 NIGHTS) DURING LOW AND MID SEASON. PLEASE INQUIRE ABOUT PRICE.
Enter into the large cobbled private courtyard, complete with pool. A stone stairway leads you to the first floor with large terraces and panoramic views of the village. The house consists of a traditional, well equipped kitchen (stove, fridge/freezer, coffee maker, electric barbecue upon request), which leads into the large dining room with original wooden floors and vaulted ceiling, perfect for entertaining. A comfortable lounge adjoins the dining area. The spacious master bedroom (with queen bed) is comfortable, bright and airy. A staircase leads to a private landing and second large double bedroom (with queen bed). An attractive bathroom with wood and stone features services both rooms.
The ground floor once served as the 'canava' - wine cellar and workshop - of Villa Vinsanto. The cylindrical troughs sunk into the ground, once used for distilling the visanto, provides unusual lighting features to the interior. Three large barn-style doors lead from the cobbled courtyard into the various living areas. The smooth-edged carved interior provides a cool and relaxing haven during the hot summer days. The well equipped traditional-style central kitchen leads into the beautifully lit dining room, perfect for leisurely meals with friends and family. Arched doorways on either side of the kitchen allows for an easy flow through the house.
The large comfortable lounge is well appointed. The spacious sleeping area allows for two double bedrooms with a shared seating and dressing area. Double doors lead out into the private courtyard and pool area. The shared extravagant bathroom has a built-in Jacuzzi, seating area and large vanity. A few steps away from the attractive pool you will find a separate spacious double room with en-suite bathroom with shower.
Peace, tranquility and by-gone days best describe one of the few traditional settlements on the island. Situated six miles from Fira, Megalochori is within easy reach of Akrotiri and many beaches on the island. Today Megalochori has a lively community with a fairly large number of permanent residents, adding to the local flavour and charm.
Megalochori presents a multitude of faces, with narrow roads begging to be explored. Three of the island's largest wineries are located here, with excellent tavernas located in the village.
Prices: Prices are per week and listed in US Dollars. 3 Night Minimum Stay - arrival and departure any day of the week.
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Living, Dining, Family Room, Kitchen, Terrace,
Bedroom 1 - Queen bed with bathroom ensuite
Bedroom 2 - Queen bed
Bedroom 3 - Queen bed
Bedroom 4 - Queen bed
Bedroom 5 - 2 twin beds
King size bed: 180 cm, Queen size bed: 160 cm, Double bed: 140 cm, Twin bed: 80-100 cm
Full bathroom with tub (with wall mounted shower) - 1
Full bathroom with shower - 2
Type - house/villa
Stove - Yes
Caretaker - No
Area - rural
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